Psalm 144:14
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English Standard Version
may our cattle be heavy with young, suffering no mishap or failure in bearing; may there be no cry of distress in our streets!

King James Bible
That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

American Standard Version
When our oxen are well laden; When there is no breaking in, and no going forth, And no outcry in our streets:

Douay-Rheims Bible
their oxen fat. There is no breach of wall, nor passage, nor crying out in their streets.

English Revised Version
When our oxen are well laden; when there is no breaking in, and no going forth, and no outcry in our streets;

Webster's Bible Translation
That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The deeds of God which Psalm 18 celebrates are here made an object of prayer. We see from Psalm 18:10 that ותרד, Psalm 144:5, has Jahve and not the heavens as its subject; and from Psalm 18:15 that the suffix em in Psalm 144:6 is meant in both instances to be referred to the enemies. The enemies are called sons of a foreign country, i.e., barbarians, as in Psalm 18:45. The fact that Jahve stretches forth His hand out of the heavens and rescues David out of great waters, is taken verbatim from Psalm 18:17; and the poet has added the interpretation to the figure here. On Psalm 144:8 cf. Psalm 12:3; Psalm 41:7. The combination of words "right hand of falsehood" is the same as in Psalm 109:2. But our poet, although so great an imitator, has, however, much also that is peculiar to himself. The verb בּרק, "to send forth lightning;" the verb פּצה in the Aramaeo-Arabic signification "to tear out of, rescue," which in David always only signifies "to tear open, open wide" (one's mouth), Psalm 22:14; Psalm 66:14; and the combination "the right hand of falsehood" (like "the tongue of falsehood" in Psalm 109:2), i.e., the hand raised for a false oath, are only found here. The figure of Omnipotence, "He toucheth the mountains and they smoke," is, as in Psalm 104:32, taken from the mountains that smoked at the giving of the Law, Exodus 19:18; Exodus 20:15. The mountains, as in Psalm 68:17 (cf. Psalm 76:5), point to the worldly powers. God only needs to touch these as with the tip of His finger, and the inward fire, which will consume them, at once makes itself known by the smoke, which ascends from them. The prayer for victory is followed by a vow of thanksgiving for that which is to be bestowed.

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strong to labour. Heb. able to bear burdens, or loaden with flesh.

no breaking in

Deuteronomy 28:7,25 The LORD shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face: they shall come out against you one way...

Judges 5:8 They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Judges 6:3,6 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east...

1 Samuel 13:17-23 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned to the way that leads to Ophrah...

Jeremiah 13:17-19 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears...

Jeremiah 14:18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city...

Lamentations 1:4-6 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh...

Zechariah 8:3-5 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth...

Cross References
2 Kings 25:10
And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem.

2 Kings 25:11
And the rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried into exile.

Proverbs 14:4
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

Isaiah 24:11
There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine; all joy has grown dark; the gladness of the earth is banished.

Jeremiah 14:2
"Judah mourns, and her gates languish; her people lament on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Amos 5:3
For thus says the Lord GOD: "The city that went out a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which went out a hundred shall have ten left to the house of Israel."

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